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★☆★☆ Gibson 50th Anniversary Les Paul R8 goldtop Murphy Aged 5 Of

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★☆★☆ gibson 50th anniversary les paul r8 goldtop - murphy aged - # 5 of 75!


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music store live is proud to present this 2008 gibson les paul 50th anniversary murphy aged r8! this is a stunning aged lp that plays like it was forged in '58 and carefully broken in, just for you! the tone is absolutely full, warm and singing but that should come as no surprise. the feel of this guitar is similar to that of a real vintage lp and it's comfort and luxury cannot be overstated. if you don't have $100k kicking around to buy a real '58, do yourself a favor and get the next best thing. this axe is set up perfectly. it plays like an absolute dream and has as much vintage feel and tone as you could ever hope for in a modern day gibson.

item details

paying homage to the les paul, this 50th anniversary gibson historic series tom murphy aged r8 goldtop is all original. there is a moderate to high level of relicing on this guitar though the guitar is in near mint condition from when it was produced in 2008. it comes with with it's certificate of authenticity from gibson ( verifying that this is #  5 of only 75 made! ) and an extra blank pickguard. the 50th anniversary guard is installed currently. 

some killing features on this golden beast include a single piece mahogany body, maple top, a ( very rare ) figured mahogany neck with '58 profile, bound rosewood fretboard, trapezoid inlays, a set of gibson burstbucker paf replica humbuckers ( amazing! ), bumblebee capacitors, cream binding and gibson deluxe tuners. for those that care to know, figured mahogany is exceptionally more rare than figured maple and adds a very nice depth to this guitar's look. 

weight : 9.04 pounds

serial # : 88230

overall condition

this 2008 gibson 50th anniversary les paul murphy aged goldtop r8 is in near mint condition. the only signs of any wear on this guitar whatsoever beyond that of the aging process is a very low number of extremely light finish scratches on the back that are barely visible. there are no scratches on the top. the frets are excellent and untouched. all of the small finish impressions and buckle worming are from the aging process and add a great degree of the depth to this guitar's character.

this is a stunning replica of one of the most notable guitar's ever produced and it's production has been overseen by tom murphy, gibson's authority on aged les pauls. in a few words, this is as close as it can possibly get to the real thing without spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on the genuine article. also, it's just a fantastic les paul.


  • 2008 gibson historic series 1958 les paul goldtop r8
  • gold top
  • aged by tom murphy of the gibson custom shop
  • one piece mahogany body
  • maple top with cream binding
  • figured mahogany neck with cream binding
  • '58 neck profile
  • bound rosewood fretboard
  • trapezoid inlays
  • 22 frets
  • 3 way switch
  • gibson burstbucker paf replica humbucker pickups
  • bumble bee capacitors
  • abr-1 tune-o-matic bridge and stop tailpiece
  • scale length 24 3/4"
  • gibson deluxe tuners
  • 50th anniversary pickguard
  • extra blank guard included
  • weight 9.04 lbs
  • gibson hard shell case & coa
  • # 5 of 75 made!
  • serial # 88230

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about us! was established on a crisp fall evening in 2010, when two musical brothers (brandon & ben) were spending a weekend camping at yosemite national park in california. while sharing a couple of beverages and catching up...all the sudden, an epiphany came about. the two realized that if if they partnered up, over time they could revolutionize the way instruments were purchased on the web.  they left yosemite with a goal to create a virtual guitar shop that would literally do everything short of putting the instrument into their customers hands....while in the comfort of their own homes, hence bridging the gap between online instrument shopping, and the brick & mortar store.  

brandon & ben added jeff as a partner and then proceeded to build a fantastic team to help achieve their goals. 

our guitar tech, paul, does an incredible job setting up and fine tuning every instrument that comes through our doors. steve takes all of our gorgeous pictures.  bob, our in house pro guitarist, writes fantastic descriptions that discuss every detail that one would want to know about their next instrument, as well his unique "player's perspective" where he shares his experience playing the instrument.  our sales team are friendly, honest guys who do everything they can to get you the gear that you want at the best possible price.  we really encourage you to call us via our toll free number - (888) 465-5037 to discuss any gear that you are considering.  it never hurts to pick up the phone or send us an email! 

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we've shipped hundreds of guitars all over the world, with very minimal shipping problems. we pack and ship very carefully, but rest assured that if anything goes wrong with your shipment, we will make sure that you're taken care of. if the item is received in condition other than described we will happily refund your money.

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we ship same day if your order is placed by 12pm est! see the fedex shipping map below for estimated delivery times!

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our standard international shipping service is usps priority international, which allows us to offer the most affordable international shipping rates.  we also offer dhl international express shipping, and can produce a location based quote for other international express carriers such as usps express as well.

for guitar and bass sized products:

  • worldwide - usps priority mail -$175
  • europe - usps priority mail - $125
  • canada - usps priority mail - $75
  • expidited wordwide - dhl - $700 (call for rates)
  • expidited europe - dhl - $200 (call for rates)
please note: please feel free to contact us for a more specific quote.  we may be able to get a better dhl express quote for you depending on your location


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